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Porsche Boxster: Low CO2 model planned

Porsche Boxster
The next-generation Porsche Boxster will cut CO2 with either featuring a turbocharged 3- or 4-cylinder engine.

Porsche’s next Boxster range could include a low-CO2 model using a new four-cylinder engine or even a turbocharged three-cylinder powerplant, a senior company source has confirmed.

Boxster model line director Hans-Jurgen Wohler told Autocar that a version of the firm’s entry-level model with a downsized engine would be one way to reduce Porsche’s fleet emissions, were it required by the time EU emissions limits apply to car makers in 2012.

“A Boxster with a four-cylinder engine, or maybe even a three-cylinder turbo, could produce between 180bhp and 200bhp and emit just 180g/km of CO2,” said Wohler. “Given the Boxster’s history — that it started with a 200bhp, 2.5-litre engine — I think this is possibly something that customers could accept.

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Source: Autocar